Question: What are the SCIP database reporting responsibilities for European Union (EU)-based product distributors? Do they need to enter product information, or is this the manufacturer’s responsibility?
Answer: Distributors must confirm applicable product information exists in the SCIP database before products are placed on the market. A distributor would only need to enter the information themselves if the manufacturer has not already done so.
Because the manufacturer is closest to the actual product manufacturing process, whenever possible, it is best for the manufacturer to submit information to the database rather than the distributor.
Article current as of 2020-01-10.